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New map reveals shattering effect of roads on nature

Rampant road building has split the Earth’s land into 600,000 fragments, most of which are too tiny to support significant wildlife, study shows<p>Rampant road building has shattered the Earth’s land into 600,000 fragments, most of which are too tiny to support significant wildlife, a new study has …

Google Timelapse shows how any location on Earth has changed over the past 32 years

Launched in 2013, Timelapse is a global, zoomable map built on top of the Google Earth Engine that allows you to explore how a location has changed from 1984 to 2016. A huge update today adds petabytes of new data and an additional four years of imagery that makes for sharpest historical view of …

Time-lapse Photography

The New Science of Disease Recovery

Understanding the different ways people bounce back from infections may help determine the treatments they need.<p>When we get the flu, we feel miserable. We swallow pain relievers, drink lots of tea, slurp down chicken soup. None of these treatments actually eradicates the flu virus itself; our …

Immune System

About.com launches The Balance, a personal finance website for everyone

In a quest to dismantle itself and become more relevant in the 21st Century, IAC-owned About.com is launching another standalone vertical in the form of The Balance, a personal finance website tailored to today’s millennial.<p>The Balance is focused on making personal finance easy to understand, no …

Personal Finance

When Inspirational Quotes Don’t Cut It: 3 Scientific Motivational Principles to Reach Big Goals (Without the Clichés)

<i>We all love a clever quote. But when it comes to long-term, daunting, unsavory goals, we need more than a flash-in-the-pan heartstring tug to keep us</i> …

Donald Trump's Real Ambition

I normally stay clear of psychologically profiling public figures. But when the writing is so clearly on the wall, when the stakes are so high, and …

Good school design & why it matters: 9 point checklist #RIBA #TopMarksSchool

In 2015 the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) awarded the coveted Stirling Prize for the best new building to Burntwood School, a large …

Architecture

Installing an SSD on your Mac? Don't make this mistake

If you have replaced the hard drive on your Mac with an SSD (which you should do), you already know how much faster your computer is. However, I'm going to show you how to avoid this one simple mistake that so many of us make when installing a new SSD. By default, Mac OS, unlike Windows, doesn't …

Research: Why Best Practices Don’t Translate Across Cultures

It made sense. A large high-technology company had established an innovation center in one of their U.S. offices where employees were entrepreneurial, engaged, excited to come to work, and as a result were quickly developing new ideas for customer-facing products. So the firm wanted to replicate …

How to protect your data in hotels, airports and other public spaces when traveling

By Judy Mandell<p>The first time Jesse Harrison was hacked was around the time she logged on to a coffee shop's open WiFi network to pay a bill. She entered her credit card information and paid the bill as always. But the next day she noticed something odd — there were fraudulent charges on her …

Calligaris Furniture Melds Design Artistry And Innovation

It has been more than 90 years since Antonio Calligaris produced his first wooden chair with a woven seat in his little studio. In the intervening …

10 Great Branding Identities Show How To Design A Striking Business Letterhead

<b>While we</b> mostly communicate via emails at work these days, printed letters remain relevant and are much more likely to impress clients than an</b> …

This Is the Dream Home of 2016, According to Pinterest

Considering the number of Pinterest boards dedicated to visualizing the "dream home," it's no surprise that the popular social media site is widely …

1 Science-Based Technique That Will Improve Every Email You Write

A book author and highly respected consultant offers a way to make your emails more appealing.<p>I've been making a mistake in how I've composed emails, and the solution to the problem is ground-breaking to say the least.<p>Brain science has started intersecting with our everyday lives, helping us …

What Art Directors and Designers Look for in Photographs

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There’s a way to train our brains to cope with stress that changes chemistry “as much as any antidepressant”

Stress is often perceived as the villain of contemporary culture: the nagging tension that keeps us chained to our desks during the day, awake all night, and makes us dangerously unhealthy.<p>But Ian Robertson, a cognitive neuroscientist at Trinity College Dublin and author of the upcoming book ‘<i>The</i> …

Immune System

How to craft the perfect playlist for productivity

Nothing has more of a negative impact on my workday than forgetting my headphones.<p>Like most people, music is a huge part of my life. I listen to the most music while I work, sifting through playlists, from neo classical to indie to electronica on what seems like a never-ending search for the …

Stephen King

Is Digital Technology Making Us Any Better Off? One Prominent Economist Says No And He May Be Right

When Steve Jobs was trying to lure John Sculley from his lofty position as CEO at Pepsi to Apple, he asked him, “Do you want to sell sugar water for the rest of your life, or do you want to come with me and change the world?” The ploy worked and Sculley became the first major CEO of a conventional …

Innovation

Today’s Cars Are Parked 95% of the Time

Reports of the death of car-buying among millennials turn out to have been greatly exaggerated. But there’s one big reason ride-hailing services like …

How People Learn to Become Resilient

Norman Garmezy, a developmental psychologist and clinician at the University of Minnesota, met thousands of children in his four decades of research. But one boy in particular stuck with him. He was nine years old, with an alcoholic mother and an absent father. Each day, he would arrive at school …

Unbroken: what makes some people more resilient than others? | David Cox

The resilience of people like Louis Zamperini in the face of extraordinary trauma, as depicted in the film Unbroken, has lessons for psychiatrists treating post-traumatic stress disorder<p>“We hit the water nose down. The plane exploded. I felt like someone hit me in the forehead with a sledgehammer. …

How Scientists Are Learning to Write

"That's jargon-ish. Even some people in the sciences don't have an intuitive understanding of what that means."<p>The students tried not to look sheepish as their professor projected the article on the whiteboard, waiting for their work to be devoured by their classmates. It was the second class for …

Proof Of Japan's Kamikaze Typhoons Found In Ancient Rocks

The Mongol army was no match for bad weather<p>A massive storm is currently battering northern California just after another storm bombed the United Kingdom. These weather events are huge news for the people living through them, but they are nothing compared to two storms that changed the course of …

Northern California

The Secret History of the Clinton White House

In newly released interviews, members of Bill Clinton's administration remember his greatest strengths, toughest moments, and worst foibles.<p>A little over a year after Bill Clinton left the presidency, a stream of former administration officials began making quiet, unannounced visits to …

Low VAT doesn't always help poor: OECD

PARIS (Reuters) - Lower rates of value added tax do not always benefit the poor, the OECD think tank said on Wednesday in a report urging governments instead to consider means-tested and other direct benefits to boost income equality.<p>A receipt and a calculator is seen in this photo illustration …

Henri Rousseau’s Heartening Story of Success after a Lifetime of Rejection, Illustrated

<i>“People working in the arts engage in street combat with The Fraud Police on a daily basis,”</i> Amanda Palmer wrote in her fantastic manifesto for the creative life, one of the best books of the year, <i>“because much of our work is new and not readily or conventionally categorized.”</i> Few artists in …

How to Train Your Voice to Be More Charismatic

Scientists Analyze Public Leaders’ Voices to Discover the Basis for Charisma<p>Scientists are tuning in on the power of the spoken word, seeking the secrets of charisma.<p>By analyzing the harmonics of pitch, frequency and timbre, researchers at University of California, Los Angeles are discovering how …

Charisma